Below are some of the projects I've developed or produced content for.
In October 2011 I became the Editor of Lovefood.com. See the site for a daily does of quality food journalism, great recipes from top chefs, and the lastest food news.
From April 2011 until August 2011 I, together with food stylist, cook and writer Louisa Carter, had a weekly column on AOL's Lifestyle site. Mine's entitled 'Man of Appetites', while Louisa's is 'A Woman of Taste'. Together we looked at a different subject each week, I covered the history, cultural impact and current state of each item, while Louisa despensed sage advice and cooking tips – think of our double act as food for both body and mind.
Channel 4’s Big Fish Fight
For Channel 4’s big fish fight season, I filmed top fishmonger Rex Goldsmith talking us through sustainable fish and how best to prepare them. You can see the Fish Fight App here.
I spent 2010 writing my first book – ‘Food Britannia’ – published by Random House in June 2011. Part guide, part potted history, it looks at British food in the round from our favourite dishes and ingredients to the amazing people who produce, cook and sell it. You can order it from Amazon here
In May 2009 I got together with 24 food writers and bloggers and masterminded ‘Eating Eurovision’, a project that asked ‘Can 25 food bloggers eat the national cuisine of the 25 Eurovision finalists in 25 hours all within the M25?’ It turns out you can, just. You can hear me being interviewed about it here.
The Channel 4 Pig
In January 2009 I presented and produced content for Channel 4’s Big British Food Fight season. This saw me take all ten prime cuts of a pig to ten top chefs around England in an example of ‘nose to tail’ eating. This app is no longer live, however there's plenty of off cuts of video and other interesting bits on my blog post here.
The Big British Food Map
From April to November 2008 I toured the country in search of great British food for Channel 4. The Big British Food Map as a unique project that tapped into the public’s knowledge and I was guided via an interactive map on Channel 4’s website. This one-man road movie delivered a true portrait of foodie Britain. I also had an advertorial in the Daily Mail’s Sunday magazine every fortnight and did regional radio and press. After seven months, 11,500 miles, over 50 web videos and hundreds of visits I finally completed my tour of Britain. The project achieved 2,771,519 page impressions and 93,111 video plays. The project was shortlisted for an Association of Online Publishers award in 2009
Below are tear sheets of articles I've written for magazines
Easter Eggs [PDF]
Waitrose Kitchen 2010
Sipsmith Gin [PDF]